TGT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. How Wal-Mart Makes its Money

    April 16, 2014
    While convention dictates that it’s impossible to write about Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) without saying at least something ...
  2. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Target Earnings Preview: More Pain To Come?

    February 25, 2014
    Target (NYSE: TGT), which is still reeling from a massive credit card data breach late last year, is scheduled to report ...
  4. These Companies Know The Future Before It Happens

    February 13, 2014
    Wouldn't it be great to have a crystal ball to see into the future?You could know when the next market crash will be, ...
  5. The Best Offense In 2014 Could Be A Big Dose Of Defense

    January 24, 2014
    With the one of the major hurdles out of the way, the aerospace and defense industry continues to be one of the brightest ...
  6. Could A 'Left For Dead' Stock Be The Comeback Pick Of The Year?

    January 17, 2014
    If you were a regular watcher of the business news channels in the spring of 2011, you couldn't escape one of the hottest, ...
  7. 14% Yields From A Country Where Dividends Are Required By Law

    January 17, 2014
    It's a country that rarely gets any mention by the mainstream financial media.Sure, you hear about India, China, Russia, ...
  8. My Favorite Pharma Stock Is Stronger Than Ever

    January 17, 2014
    What do you call 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 20 years? If you're a big pharmaceutical company, ...
  9. This Recent Spin-Off Has 20% Upside

    January 17, 2014
    Who doesn't love to indulge with a sweet treat every now and then? (Especially when it's chocolate...) #-ad_banner-#​The ...
  10. The Simple Win-Win Strategy For Taming Risk In Your Portfolio

    January 17, 2014
    Risk is a fundamental part of investing. It might be easiest to understand by using bonds as an example.#-ad_banner-#​With ...
  11. How's Your Black Friday Portfolio? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 29, 2013
    Starting the retail holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving was an unmitigated success.
  12. Food for Thought on Record Highs, Taper - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 22, 2013
    Will this trend continue even after the Fed is no longer in the bond-buying business?
  13. Q4 Earnings Estimates Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    November 21, 2013
    Q4 Earnings Estimates Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  14. Dow 16K Hats Anyone? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 18, 2013
    The S&P 500 is just 4 points away from 1800 and the Dow Jones Industrial average is less than 50 points away from 16 ...
  15. Softness in Myriad Places - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 14, 2013
    The overall picture emerging from today's GDP numbers spotlights the divergent paths for the European and American economies.
  16. e-Commerce Stock Update - Nov 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    November 7, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - Nov 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  17. The Lingering Effects Of The U.S. Fiscal Drama

    October 16, 2013
    The two-week long partial shutdown and the looming crisis over a possible debt default by the U.S. government has already ...
  18. It's Time To Check Out Supermarket Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well, much better that the companies that were supposedly going to eat their ...
  19. Wal-Mart Is Helping U.S. Manufacturers By Helping Itself

    October 9, 2013
    Wal-Mart Stores has pledged to spend $50 billion more on buying American over the next decade.
  20. Why Wal-Mart’s Hiring Plans May Be Good News For Investors

    September 25, 2013
    Stung by complaints of bare shelves and poor customer service, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), is hiring 70,000 part-time ...
  21. Awaiting Jackson Hole News - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 21, 2013
    Let's look for something interesting to come out of the Fed conference -- please! Anything!
  22. Consumer Spending Looking Bleaker For Wal-Mart

    August 15, 2013
    Shoppers are pulling back around the globe, leaving Wal-Mart with few levers to pull to drive better results.
  23. Short Sellers Load Up on Pacific Sunwear, Unload SUPERVALU (PSUN, ...

    July 27, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the first weeks of July. Pacific Sunwear ...
  24. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 19, 2013
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  25. Kimco Unveils 2Q Transaction Update - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Kimco unveiled its transaction activities in second-quarter 2013.
  26. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  27. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  28. DDR Closes Deals Worth $175M in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    DDR provided an update on its portfolio repositioning activities carried on in the second-quarter 2013.
  29. New CEO at Ulta - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Beauty products retailer Ulta Salon recently appointed Mary Dillon as chief executive officer.
  30. Target Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    The Minneapolis, Minn-based company, Target, raised its annual dividend by 19.4% to $1.72.
  31. RadioShack Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    We reaffirm our long-term Neutral recommendation on RadioShack.
  32. Costco Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    We reaffirm our long-term Neutral recommendation on Costco with a target price of $115.00, as risk and reward balances itself.
  33. Stock Market News for June 10, 2013 - Market News

    June 10, 2013
    The official jobs numbers report that met expectations reassured investors that the Federal Reserve will not curb its bond ...
  34. Wal-Mart Uses Rigorous Cost Control To Offset Weaker Sales

    May 17, 2013
    Sluggish sales growth at Wal-Mart isn't a big surprise, but it could keep a lid on the stock.
  35. J.C. Penney Goes Back To The Future: Should You?

    April 11, 2013
    Mike Ullman has returned to replace Ron Johnson as CEO. Will the move help the company's future and does it mean now is the ...
  36. Walmart's Cupboard Lies Bare

    March 28, 2013
    Bloomberg ran an article March 26 suggesting Walmart is losing market share due to disorganized stores. Specifically, it ...
  37. Hold'em or Fold'em

    March 25, 2013
    In volatile markets like this one, investors have to decide whether to hang on or sell and wait for the next opportunity. ...
  38. Costco's Comps Rise - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), the leading U.S. warehouse club operator, posted healthy comparable-store sales data ...
  39. Google Buys Channel Intelligence - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Google Inc. (GOOG) recently announced that it has acquired an online marketing service Channel Intelligence (CI), a consolidated ...
  40. Stock Market News for February 7, 2013 - Market News

    February 7, 2013
    Benchmarks showed minimal movement on Wednesday after earnings reports released yesterday failed to impact investor sentiment. ...
  41. Walmart to Buy US Goods; Hire Vets - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    In order to revitalize the sluggish U.S. economy, retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has planned to spend $50 billion ...
  42. Herbalife Is Merely A Pawn In This Hedge Fund Battle Royal

    January 18, 2013
    Managers of some of the largest hedge funds are taking sides in the battle over Herbalife, arguing whether or not it's a ...
  43. Kimco Adds Santee Trolley Square - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Kimco Realty Corp. (KIM) announced the addition of the Santee Trolley Square in suburban San Diego to its portfolio. Particularly, ...
  44. Cabela's Plans 2 New Stores - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Cabela's Inc. (CAB) announced the opening of two new stores, one each in Greenville, S.C.and Woodbury, Minn.These new offerings ...
  45. CBL to Acquire Kirkwood Mall - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (CBL) - a real estate investment trust (REIT) - announced its intention to buy full ownership ...
  46. BBBY Pinned to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    We retained our Neutral stance on specialty retailer, Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY), that also retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). ...
  47. CBD Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) following the appraisal of its third ...
  48. Costco Posts Robust Comps - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    The holiday season ended on an upbeat note for Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), as the leading U.S. warehouse club operators ...
  49. DDR Unveils 4Q Transaction Update - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    DDR Corp. (DDR) - a real estate investment trust (REIT) - recently provided an update of the portfolio restructuring activities ...
  50. Still Neutral on Costco - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) continues to be a dominant retail wholesaler based on the breadth and quality of merchandises ...
  51. Walmart Gets New Fuel Stations - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) recently inked an agreement with Murphy USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Murphy ...
  52. Risk Reward Balances Target - Analyst Blog

    December 26, 2012
    The U.S. economy is still grappling with an uneven recovery, and companies are striving to shield themselves from the financial ...
  53. Holiday Season May End on Soft Note - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2012
    Holiday season is usually the time for shoppers to make the maximum purchases of the year. However, the flagging economy ...
  54. Is Holiday Season Set to Lose Momentum? - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Nothing concrete can be said about the outcome of the holiday season at this present juncture. It is a wait-and-watch game ...
  55. Bed Bath & Beyond's Profits Surge - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) reported robust fiscal third-quarter 2012 results with earnings per share of $1.03 marginally ...
  56. Hanesbrands Stays at Outperform - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    We are maintaining our 'Outperform' recommendation on Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) following its solid third-quarter 2012 results. ...
  57. Earnings Preview: Bed Bath & Beyond - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY), one of the leading operators of specialty retail stores in the U.S. and Canada, is scheduled ...
  58. Sears Holdings Retained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    We maintain our long term 'Neutral' recommendation on leading U.S. broad line retailer, Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD), ...
  59. Will December Mirror November Sales? - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    November retail sales data are out amid an economy which has been exposed to a number of mixed events. On one hand, the Labor ...
  60. Sears Unit Sells Alberta Mall Stake - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    Sears Canada Inc., a unit of leading U.S. broad line retailer, Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD), has agreed to offload its ...
  61. A Few Hiccups Aren't Going To Derail Costco

    December 13, 2012
    Costco stays on track in a challenging retail world.
  62. Iconix Pinned at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on Iconix Brand Group (ICON) following its third quarter 2012 results. Iconix ...
  63. Costco Beats on Bottom Line - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) reported better-than-expected first-quarter fiscal 2013 results today. The quarterly ...
  64. Stock Market News for December 11, 2012 - Market News

    December 11, 2012
    The absence of any major domestic developments meant benchmarks ended the trading session with paltry gains. The paltry upside ...
  65. Earnings Preview: Costco - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), one of the leading U.S. warehouse club operators and an S&P 500 company, is slated to ...
  66. This Holiday Expect More - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    This holiday, customers can expect more from retailers as they take their final lap before Christmas. Shoppers are offered ...
  67. Target's November Sales Decline - Analyst Blog

    November 30, 2012
    Target Corporation (TGT), the operator of general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States, registered a ...
  68. Stock Market News for November 29, 2012 - Market News

    November 29, 2012
    Benchmarks rallied after President Barack Obama and John Boehner made encouraging comments about reaching an agreement on ...
  69. Will Big Retail or Fiscal Cliff Dominate? - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Holiday sales are off to a solid start. But with 'Fiscal Cliff' negotiations getting into high gear as Congress gets back ...
  70. Positive Sentiment for Short Trading Day - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    Positive looking news out of China and Europe adds to favorable market sentiment in today's abbreviated trading session as ...
  71. Ahead of Wall Street - November 23, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 23, 2012
    Friday, November 23, 2012 Positive looking news out of China and Europe adds to favorable market sentiment in today's ...
  72. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2012
    As consumer spending is the key to the viability of any economy, the health of the retail industry is an important economic ...
  73. Hudson's Bay Company: Canada's Largest IPO Of 2012

    November 21, 2012
    Canada's oldest company reentered the public markets Nov. 20 with an IPO at $17 per share.
  74. Walmart's "Meh" Quarter Doesn't Excite Investors

    November 16, 2012
    Wal-Mart's quarter doesn't thrill an overly optimstic Wall Street.
  75. Stock Market News for November 16, 2012 - Market News

    November 16, 2012
    A number of mixed earnings reports from U.S. retailers and investor apprehensions ahead of Friday's fiscal cliff negotiations ...
  76. Sears Curbs 3Q Loss - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) reported third-quarter 2012 adjusted loss of $1.99 per share, narrower than the loss per ...
  77. On Earnings, Europe & Jobless Claims - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    While there is no shortage of issues for this market, ranging from the weak global growth outlook to the sub-par corporate ...
  78. Costco Posts Healthy Comps - Analyst Blog

    November 5, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), one of the leading U.S. warehouse club operators, recently posted sales data for the ...
  79. Retailers Gearing Up for Holidays - Analyst Blog

    October 23, 2012
    Retailers have pulled up their socks and are coming up with numerous strategic measures as they take the final lap before ...
  80. Target to Open More Stores - Analyst Blog

    October 22, 2012
    In an effort to further strengthen its operational roots, Target Corporation (TGT), the operator of general merchandise and ...
  81. Target Still Pinned at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    The economic climate is still unstable, consumers remain wary and competition remains tough. In this scenario, Target Corporation ...
  82. Geoffrey Chomps Down On The Tablet Market

    October 16, 2012
    Toys "R" Us is introducing the Tabeo, a feature-rich tablet device for kids, available exclusively through its retail channels.
  83. Stock Market News for October 16, 2012 - Market News

    October 16, 2012
    Strong September retail sales data coupled with better-than-expected quarterly results by Citigroup drove the benchmarks ...
  84. Canada: A Safe Haven For Big Box Stores

    October 15, 2012
    American big box stores are popping up all over Canada and these retailers are basking in the benefits of pent-up Canadian ...
  85. Stock Market News for October 15, 2012 - Market News

    October 15, 2012
    Benchmarks lost their initial gains to end mostly flat as apprehensions about contracting profits of financial bellwethers ...
  86. Costco Beats on Higher Sales - Analyst Blog

    October 10, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) came out with better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2012 results today. The quarterly earnings ...
  87. Retailers' Seasonal Hiring Plans - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    The labor market is nothing great and the unemployment rate keeps hovering above 8%. Amidst such a scenario, a "We are Hiring" ...
  88. UNH Discloses 2013 Medicare Plans - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    UnitedHealthcare - the health benefits segment of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) - has come out with its Medicare portfolio ...
  89. Cabela's Outpost Store in Kalispell - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Cabela's Inc. (CAB) is all set to serve the residents of Kalispell, Montana, by opening a new store. This new offering will ...
  90. Amazon Devices Out of Walmart Stores - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    The world's largest Internet retailer, Inc.'s (AMZN) Kindle tablets and e-readers will no more be sold at Wal-Mart ...
  91. Bed Bath & Beyond's Profits Miss - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) reported solid second-quarter 2012 results. This includes the performances of the newly acquired ...
  92. Sears Downgraded on Weak 2Q - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    Based on the company's weaker-than-expected quarterly results, we have downgraded our long-term recommendation on Sears Holdings ...
  93. Wal-Mart's Solar Initiative Expands - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    The leading grocery chain Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has come up with its largest solar installation Buckeye distribution ...
  94. A Bullish View on Cabela's - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    We maintain our long-term "Outperform" recommendation on Cabela's Inc. (CAB), one of the leading specialty retailers and ...
  95. Iconix Upped to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    September 12, 2012
    We are upgrading our recommendation on Iconix Brand Group (ICON) to Neutral from Underperform, following the solid fiscal ...
  96. Walmart Powers Search Engine - Analyst Blog

    August 31, 2012
    Walmart Stores (WMT) edged a step closer to its customer's hearts as it announced a new search engine for the company website. ...
  97. Costco Posts Healthy August Comps - Analyst Blog

    August 31, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), one of the leading U.S. warehouse club operators, recently posted sales data for the ...
  98. Econ Data Clouds Crystal Ball - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    A mix of inline domestic and weak international data provides the backdrop for Chairman Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech on ...
  99. Ahead of Wall Street - August 30, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 30, 2012
    Thursday, August 30, 2012 A mix of inline domestic and weak international data provides the backdrop for Bernanke's Jackson ...
  100. Costco Continues Decent Sales Trend - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    The U.S. economy is still grappling with an uneven recovery, and companies are trying very hard to shield themselves from ...
  101. Earnings Scorecard: Target - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    Target Corporation (TGT), the operator of general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States, posted its second-quarter ...
  102. Sears' Loss Narrows Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    August 16, 2012
    Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) reported second-quarter 2012 adjusted loss of 86 cents per share, wider than the Zacks ...
  103. Jobless Claims Stay Range-Bound - Analyst Blog

    August 16, 2012
    We're again chock-full of data this morning: Initial Jobless Claims are up, Housing Starts are down, Building Permits are ...
  104. Ahead of Wall Street - August 16, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 16, 2012
    August 16, 2012 This is Mark Vickery, again covering for Sheraz Mian while he is away this week. We're again chock-full ...
  105. Ahead of Wall Street - August 15, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 15, 2012
    August 15, 2012 This is Mark Vickery, covering for Sheraz Mian while he is away this week. On a data-heavy morning, ...
  106. Econ Trends in Finer Detail - Analyst Blog

    August 15, 2012
    On a data-heavy morning, we have results for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Empire State Index, as well as a couple ...
  107. Global Slowdown Continues - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    Monday morning market news gives another dampener to U.S. market futures, with Japan reporting 2nd quarter GDP at 1.4% growth, ...
  108. Ahead of Wall Street - Aug. 13, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 13, 2012
    August 13, 2012 Monday morning market news gives another dampener to U.S. market futures, with Japan reporting 2nd quarter ...
  109. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    August 7, 2012
    Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell them in small quantities ...
  110. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    August 7, 2012
    Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell them in small quantities ...
  111. Sears Launches New Women's Brand - Analyst Blog

    July 25, 2012
    Keeping in mind the present day's young women, who are both fashion conscious and career-oriented, broadline retailer, Sears ...
  112. Target Continues to Remodel Stores - Analyst Blog

    July 24, 2012
    Target Corporation (TGT), an operator of general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States, recently announced ...
  113. Stock Market News for July 17, 2012 - Market News

    July 17, 2012
    A third consecutive monthly fall in consumer spending dragged the benchmarks to their seventh decline out of eight trading ...
  114. Big Lots Downgraded to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    We have downgraded our long-term recommendation on Columbus, Ohio-based retailer Big Lots Inc. (BIG) to Underperform from ...
  115. Costco Sales Rise - Analyst Blog

    July 6, 2012
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), one of the leading U.S. warehouse club operators, recently posted sales data for the ...
  116. Stock Market News for July 6, 2012 - Market News

    July 6, 2012
    Interest rate cuts in China and the Euro zone and monetary policy measures by The Bank of England were of no help to the ...
  117. 4 Ways To Play Electronic Retailers

    June 26, 2012
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  118. Walgreen Hopes That It Can Buy Growth

    June 25, 2012
    Buying Alliance Boots is a major strategic shift for a pharmacy chain struggling to maintain its market relevance
  119. Bed Bath & Beyond Posts Solid 1Q - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    With continued focus on new store openings along with enhancing online presence and information technology up gradation, ...
  120. Can Pier 1 Rekindle The Fire?

    June 20, 2012
    Pier 1's growth is still good, but Wall Street seems worried about where the next chunk of growth will be.
  121. Frugal Shoppers, Unhurried Sales - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    Retail stocks started the year on a strong note as the S&P Retail index outperformed the Dow and S&P 500 and jumped over ...
  122. US Initial Jobless Claims Signal a Struggling Labor Market

    June 14, 2012
    The Initial Jobless Claims report measures the number of individuals filing for jobless benefits for the first time during ...
  123. Target's Decent Sales Run So Far - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    Target Corporation (TGT) continues with its positive sales rhythm so far in 2012, and we believe it will sustain the same ...
  124. Stock Market News for June 11, 2012 - Market News

    June 11, 2012
    Reports that Spain would ask for a bailout to save its troubled banks guided the benchmarks higher on Friday. Benchmarks ...
  125. Favorite Retail Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    With U.S. consumer spending continuing to post gains, these retail stocks could be big winners, if the trend continues.
  126. Don't Count These Discounters Out

    June 5, 2012
    The recovery might be helping all retailers, but discount retailers are still on top.
  127. Retailing Ruckus

    June 4, 2012
    Following a bad April and a worse May for U.S. stocks, it can be said that some sectors that held up relatively well during ...
  128. The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    June 1, 2012
    The Fresh Market is posting great growth, as revenue rose nearly 23% this quarter and comp-store sales rose more than 8%, ...
  129. The Window For Sears Holdings Seems To Be Closing Fast

    May 23, 2012
    Although Eddie Lampert's team is working hard to fix what ails Sears Holdings, it is increasingly looking like an uphill ...
  130. Have Misdeeds Opened A Window For Walmart?

    May 23, 2012
    Walmart continues to show respectible growth, but the valuation isn't all that interesting.
  131. Earnings Preview: HD, PBR, TGT, ANF, WMT

    May 16, 2012
    First-quarter earnings seasons is drawing to a close and while that may be a good thing in the eyes of some investors, there ...
  132. TJX Beats Estimates on Strong Comps - Analyst Blog

    May 15, 2012
    TJX Companies Inc. (TJX) reported adjusted earnings of 55 cents per share in the first quarter of 2013. Although earnings ...
  133. Stock Market News for May 9, 2012 - Market News

    May 9, 2012
    Political apprehensions and uncertainty in the European region ensured benchmarks were left languishing in the red yesterday. ...
  134. 3 Reasons To Own Vornado

    April 24, 2012
    While most REITs are performing well these days, Vornado's been stuck in neutral. Despite the poor performance, here are ...
  135. Best Buy Hits Reset Again

    April 12, 2012
    Best Buy will have to find a new leader and a new, sustainable operating plan (and fairly quickly at that) to turn around ...
  136. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    March 30, 2012
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  137. How to Properly Scale Into Trades

    March 24, 2012
    Whether swing or daytrading stocks or exchange traded funds, Ken Calhoun tells why it’s smart to “scale into” ...
  138. Genesco Lifts The Lid On Profits

    March 21, 2012
    Genesco's full-year earnings jumped 54% in fiscal 2012 to $3.43. Approaching a five-year high, it still has plenty of room ...
  139. Iconix Brand Group Goes Global

    March 12, 2012
    Iconix continues its profitable growth and international expansion leads the way.
  140. Life Time Fitness Grows To Canada

    March 12, 2012
    The fitness club operator opens its first Canadian location in Mississauga March 9.
  141. The Apple Blues: Retailers Really Want A Competitive Android ...

    March 12, 2012
    For retailers, the profit margins on Apple products are thinner than Android phones.
  142. U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Signal A Struggling Market

    March 9, 2012
    Initial Jobless Claims measures the number of individuals filing for jobless benefits for the first time during the past ...
  143. Hanesbrands May Soon Start Stretching Out Its Free Cash Flow

    February 28, 2012
    HaneBrands' free cash flow improvement could drive a higher stock price.
  144. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    February 28, 2012
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  145. Wal-Mart Rolls On

    February 24, 2012
    Wal-Mart executes again.
  146. Skullcandy: Don't Sell It Short

    February 16, 2012
    Skullcandy's short interest is extremely high. Investors shouldn't sell the headphone manufacturer short.
  147. Old-School Retailer Goes Back to Basics

    February 15, 2012
    Many retailers have had a tough go of it during the US economic troubles, and one of the poster children was this iconic ...
  148. Time To Buy Retail?

    February 15, 2012
    If you want to take to the temperature of the U.S. consumer, keep an eye on retail ETFs.
  149. Ackman's Target Canadian Pacific Gets Moving

    January 30, 2012
    Canadian Pacific is the latest activist target of Pershing Square's Bill Ackman.
  150. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    January 10, 2012
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  151. Helen Of Troy Plenty Bold, But What About Beautiful?

    January 9, 2012
    Helen of Troy is taking bold steps to grow.
  152. Winn-Dixie Gets An Early Gift

    December 23, 2011
    Winn-Dixie gets a sizable premium to sell out.
  153. IBM Shows Its Demand For Analytics

    December 12, 2011
    IBM makes a logical tuck-in acquisition.
  154. Will Retail See A Green Friday?

    November 25, 2011
    By shorting the sector and going long on some of the better retailers, investors can profit from whatever the season may ...
  155. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    November 18, 2011
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  156. Maidenform Pulled Out Of Shape

    November 14, 2011
    Maidenform has made a tough market worse with inventory mismanagement.
  157. Smart Balance's Healthy Returns

    October 27, 2011
    Smart Balance just bought Glutino. We look at the reasons why it's a buy.
  158. Bulls And Bears Still Battling For Helen Of Troy

    October 10, 2011
    Helen of Troy is a volatile business with a history of up-and-down fluctuations that can't be explained by the economy. For ...
  159. What Is Walgreen's Next Trick?

    September 30, 2011
    Walgreen is doing okay today, but tomorrow is a much bigger question.
  160. Attractive Dividend Stocks To Watch

    September 27, 2011
    Dividend yields, despite how insignificant they may seem, are a major component of equity returns as times goes on
  161. Does The Fresh Market Have A Real Chance?

    September 2, 2011
    This emerging food retailer is growing well, but the valuation seems overripe.
  162. Retail Sector Is on the Move

    September 1, 2011
    Retail typically outperforms the market from September onward, and the shares of two low-cost retailers may soon present ...
  163. Can Skullcandy Marry Performance With Image?

    August 31, 2011
    Skullcandy has the hype, but there's real hope for the stock as well.
  164. Winn-Dixie Needs An Identity

    August 31, 2011
    Winn-Dixie lacks an identity and operating leverage, but the market's valuation is rock-bottom.
  165. Circuit City 2.0: RadioShack

    August 26, 2011
    RadioShack is sending signals of being the next Circuit City.
  166. Can Retailers Pass The Back-To-School Test?

    August 23, 2011
    Back-to-school shopping isn't looking like boom times for retailers.
  167. Today Not A Typical Williams-Sonoma Market

    August 23, 2011
    Williams-Sonoma faces a stretched and stressed consumer and rampant value-priced competition.
  168. Harman Continues Its Tune-Up

    August 8, 2011
    Audio pioneer Harman International slowly digs itself out of big financial mess. The question is whether it will continue ...
  169. A Retail Stock Living the Good Life

    July 30, 2011
    Despite the sluggish economic recovery, the retail sector has prospered in recent weeks, notes Susan J. Aluise of ...
  170. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    July 29, 2011
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  171. Caution Warranted In Retail Sector

    July 12, 2011
    Shares of retail stock have staged an impressive rally over the past three months as the S&P 500 has moved up over 30%.
  172. Helen Of Troy Still Looking Fetching

    July 8, 2011
    Helen of Troy isn't especially popular, but the quality is there.
  173. BJ's Goes Bye-Bye

    June 29, 2011
    BJ's Wholesale Club goes out, but at a price that underwhelms.
  174. Attractive Dividend Stocks To Watch

    June 22, 2011
    Dividend yields, despite how insignificant they may seem, are a major component of equity returns as times goes on
  175. Can An Apple Cure What Ails J.C. Penney?

    June 15, 2011
    J.C. Penney makes an excellent hire.
  176. Oxford Reaping The Rewards Of Transformation

    June 9, 2011
    Oxford is finally getting its due, but the growth may only be starting.
  177. HHGregg Looks For Success Where Most Find Failure

    May 30, 2011
    Can hhgregg's business model find success in an already saturated consumer electronics market?
  178. Will Patience Pay For Walgreen Shareholders?

    March 23, 2011
    The drug retailing business is getting tougher, but Walgreen is a proven winner.
  179. Remember The Discounters

    March 9, 2011
    The recovery might be helping all retailers, but discount retailers are still on top.
  180. 5 Oversold Stocks To Watch

    February 23, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered oversold territory because these could be candidates for a short-term ...
  181. 6 Oversold Stocks To Watch

    February 18, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered oversold territory because these could be candidates for a short-term ...
  182. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    December 20, 2010
    The electronics space will remain popular among consumers, and many believe that the recovering economy makes the space increasingly ...
  183. A Buying Opportunity At Best Buy

    December 16, 2010
    Best Buy's competitive pressures are already discounted into the stock.
  184. Playing The Smartphone Shopper

    December 15, 2010
    With the rise in smartphones adoption, the retail space is changing very rapidly. Find out how you can invest in this space.
  185. Kroger At Risk For A Double-Dip

    December 7, 2010
    Kroger will need to keep spending to stay efficient and keep its store base spruced up.
  186. Gildan Activewear A Solid Fit For Investors

    December 7, 2010
    Gildan Activewear closed out its fiscal year in fine fashion.
  187. Investors Willing To Pay More For Payless

    December 6, 2010
    Payless gives the shorts a squeeze as it takes advantage of a cyclical uptick.
  188. Wal-Mart A Good Deal

    November 17, 2010
    Wal-Mart deserves a good, close look for those interested in a consistent, growing, global retailer.
  189. Kohl's Keeps It Simple

    November 16, 2010
    Kohl's isn't bursting with growth, but it seems to be building a moat around its business. Is it enough to protect their ...
  190. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.
  191. Special Dividends Trump Share Repurchases Every Time

    October 11, 2010
    Let's look at share repurchases to demonstrate why special dividends are far superior to buybacks.
  192. Constellation Brands Not Going Nova Yet

    October 8, 2010
    Constellation still needs time to grow, but patient investors could reap big benefits.
  193. When Share Repurchases Don't Pay Off

    October 4, 2010
    Stock buybacks haven't turned out that great for Sears or its nearest competitors.
  194. Playing America's Two Retail Classes

    September 30, 2010
    We look at segments that cater to both sides of the field, for maximum investing opportunity.
  195. Banking Without The Banks

    September 20, 2010
    These non-bank companies help consumers meet their traditional banking needs in unique and profitable ways.
  196. Hanesbrands Fit For Earnings Upside

    September 13, 2010
    Sales are improving and a number of company-specific improvements should combine to create considerable upside for shareholders ...
  197. Cherokee's Sustainable Dividend Yield Still High

    September 10, 2010
    A more sustainable dividend closer to $1 would appear more reasonable for Cherokee Inc.
  198. Carter's Share Price Looking Youthful

    September 9, 2010
    Carter's stock is cheap and the company's growth prospects are appealing.
  199. Del Monte Foods Gets Canned

    September 6, 2010
    A food stock with volume troubles is a dangerous place to be in a skittish market.
  200. Sears Retail Side Weakens

    August 24, 2010
    It has never paid to bet against value investor Eddie Lampert. Will his stake in Sears change that?
  201. Disregard For Wal-Mart's Dominance

    August 20, 2010
    Some day Wal-Mart will get credit for its consistency, but for now its shares trade with little regard for its retail dominance.
  202. Wal-Mart Shares On The Discount Shelves

    July 9, 2010
    Shares of Wal-Mart offer a compelling value proposition for astute investors.
  203. Dividends And Buybacks Surge Higher

    July 8, 2010
    Corporate America has nearly $2 trillion in cash and other liquid assets, and is using the funds for increased dividends ...
  204. Retailiers Still Humming Along

    June 24, 2010
    Retail companies are good businesses to invest in at the start of economic recoveries because of their dependence on consumer ...
  205. China's Currency Ease Spells Big Gains For Commodity Stocks

    June 23, 2010
    China announced that it would reduce the yuan's peg to the dollar, which means that global commodity producers will become ...
  206. A Nifty Little Retailer

    June 21, 2010
    Tractor Supply is a developing specialty retailer, and has a tremendous growth footprint in its future.
  207. Follow The Money

    June 14, 2010
    Dividend increases are a sure sign that a company's fortunes are improving.
  208. Big News In Consumer Electronics

    June 3, 2010
    Radio Shack is doing well, but there are M&A rumblings in the consumer electronics market.
  209. Wal-Mart Eyeing Overseas Expansion

    May 20, 2010
    Wal-Mart's valuation represents a reasonable entry point to jump on board and participate in the steady net income and cash ...
  210. Retail Stocks That Are A Good Fit

    May 10, 2010
    We look at AnnTaylor's guidance and find some other possible winners in the retail space.
  211. Consumer Product Companies Shine

    May 3, 2010
    Short- and long-term consumer product companies look like an attractive play and shouldn't be overlooked.
  212. Why Investing In Kids Is A Good Bet

    April 30, 2010
    The kids' retailing space seems to be rebounding just fine.
  213. Retailers Getting A Bit Too Big For Their Britches

    April 16, 2010
    Talbots seems overpriced and ripe for a fall.
  214. More Evidence That Discount Is Alive

    April 8, 2010
    We take a look at TJX and other discount chains that have been beating estimates and making headlines.
  215. Discount Stores Still Making Big Bucks

    April 7, 2010
    Dollar General, and other discount retailers, look promising during our economic recovery.
  216. Companies Whipping Out Wallets To Buy Back Stock

    April 5, 2010
    While a stock repurchase is no guarantee that a stock will increase in value, it may be a good sign that better times are ...
  217. Is There Any Value Left In Retail?

    March 30, 2010
    With more than half of the retail companies in the S&P trading right around their 52-week highs, is there any value left ...
  218. Costco's Loyal Shareholder Base

    March 16, 2010
    Costco shareholders virtually ignored the company's Q2 earnings miss, showing their loyalty to this company's long-term prospects.
  219. Don't Forget The Discounters

    March 16, 2010
    The recovery might be helping all retailers, but discount retailers are still on top.
  220. Forward Motion In Tech

    March 10, 2010
    Research in Motion's recent upgrade highlights some solid opportunities in tech stocks.
  221. Discount Is The New Trendy

    February 26, 2010
    Consumers vote with their wallets and the vote is in. The discount retailer is now becoming the trendy retailer.
  222. The Best Way To Play Book Sales

    February 26, 2010
    We look at Barnes & Noble's recent quarter and on see how it fares against other booksellers.
  223. Computer Giants You Shouldn't Miss

    February 24, 2010
    Dell's earnings announcement makes it an interesting play for the computer industry.
  224. The Customer Counts

    February 18, 2010
    Discover how the best customer service is reflected in stock returns of the top companies versus the S&P 500 benchmark.
  225. Companies That Kids Rule

    February 17, 2010
    Companies like Children's Place depend on parents spending money on their kids. In any economy, this is a safe bet.
  226. The Best Way To Play The Toy Biz

    February 10, 2010
    Even in a recession, parents can't help spoiling their kids, which is great news for investors looking to play.
  227. Stocks That Institutional Investors Love

    February 4, 2010
    Looking at the stocks that institutional investors own can provide a good starting point for the everyday investor.
  228. Retail Recovery Steals

    February 3, 2010
    As the economy continues to recover, these discount retailers could offer a great deal.
  229. Ways To Play Electronics Retailers

    February 3, 2010
    The retail electronics space is looking increasingly attractive. I'll outline why and discuss a player that deserves some ...
  230. January's Surprising Leaders

    February 1, 2010
    We take a look at the top-performing industries in January 2010.
  231. Why The OfficeMax Upgrade Doesn't Matter

    January 27, 2010
    Despite JP Morgan's upgrade of OfficeMax, there is more near-term downside risk than upside potential for the shares.
  232. What Happens When Kraft And Cadbury Merge?

    January 27, 2010
    Kraft and Cadbury are set to merge. How will this affect the company's future?
  233. Williams-Sonoma Raises The Bar

    January 19, 2010
    Williams Sonoma recently raised its 2009 outlook. Is the stock now worth picking up?
  234. Dividend Yields You Won't Believe

    January 18, 2010
    When they can be obtained as part of an effort to buy quality companies on the cheap, dividends can create enormous value ...
  235. Why Abercrombie Deserves A Dressdown

    January 14, 2010
    A Caris analyst released a "downbeat" report for ANF. Is it justified?
  236. Gap May Outlive Its Competition

    January 5, 2010
    The recent downgrade of Gap stock by Jefferies may be a blessing in disguise.
  237. Wal-Mart 2009: A Year In Review

    December 28, 2009
    As we head into year end, Wal-Mart shares are down almost 3% for the year, underperforming the S&P by nearly 25 percent.
  238. A Look Back At The Department Stores

    December 24, 2009
    Improved performances in this sector in 2009 signal positive things to come in the new year.
  239. Three Stocks The Insiders Like

    December 22, 2009
    These stocks have had recent insider activity, which is a positive indicator for the near future.
  240. Corning Offers Some Optimism

    December 11, 2009
    Recent news about Corning management's outlook for volumes in Q4 and commentary on the overall situation at GLW.
  241. Sell Off at Kroger Overdone

    December 10, 2009
    Kroger's low valuation makes its investment drawbacks less worrisome,
  242. Time To Bag Coach?

    December 9, 2009
    Is Coach worth getting into before the company's upcoming Q2 earnings announcement?
  243. The Candle's Out at Blylth

    December 8, 2009
    It shouldn't come as a surprise that a designer and marketer of "decroative accessoriers" may find it a bit difficult to ...
  244. Can Bed Bath Go Beyond?

    December 4, 2009
    Here's why Bed Bath & Beyond has a good shot of beating expectations in the quarter that will soon be announced.
  245. Will The Victoria's Secret Show Spur Sales?

    December 3, 2009
    The Victoria's Secret fashion show was last week, but how much of an impact will it have on the company's stock price?
  246. Tiffany Hasn't Lost Its Lustre

    December 1, 2009
    Tiffany is an excellent business, but at today's prices it's not necessarily an excellent investment.
  247. Best Buy: Still The Best Electronics Retailer?

    December 1, 2009
    Best Buy's CEO said Black Friday was strong, but that this could be a tough holiday season.
  248. Crucial Lessons For Post-Recession Retailing

    November 30, 2009
    Successful retailing is not going to be driven by what worked 10 years ago.
  249. Cyber Monday: The New Black Friday

    November 27, 2009
    Online sales may be a bright spot during a gloomy shopping season.
  250. The Stock Market Secret

    November 25, 2009
    If you want to succeed in investing, commit yourself to understanding and applying the following principle.
  251. Gap's Comeback Deserves Inspection

    November 25, 2009
    Gap has made a respectable comeback, and it can head even higher. Several items in its Q3 release are worth pointing out.
  252. Family Dollar's Buyback Okay Is A Good Sign

    November 23, 2009
    When a company purchases its stock or authorizes a share repurchase, that sends a sign that it thinks the shares in question ...
  253. Time To Checkout For TJX?

    November 19, 2009
    It's not just the big names in discount retailers who will benefit from the change in consumer spending.
  254. Wal-Mart: Still A Good Long-Term Investment

    November 16, 2009
    Wal-Mart should log high single-digit sales and profit growth over the long haul.
  255. Ann Taylor A Little Too Pricey

    November 16, 2009
    Ann Taylor releases Q3 earnings this week. Unfortunately, there's nothing to get excited about.
  256. Can Deep-Discounters Outlast The Recession?

    November 11, 2009
    99 Cents Only Stores are doing well, but how will deep-discounters perform as we enter recovery?
  257. A Retail Resurgence

    November 11, 2009
    Four discount retail companies to keep an eye on when they report their earnings November 17.
  258. Whole Foods: Half Baked Or Well Done?

    November 10, 2009
    Whole Foods is facing a tough market and increased competition. How will it hold up?
  259. No Surprises At Procter & Gamble

    November 2, 2009
    Overall, it's a big positive to have businesses as entrenched as P&G come out with a favorable outlook.
  260. Are Supermarkets Worth A Shop?

    October 30, 2009
    The supermarket used to be a traditional recession play. These days, it's not looking as good.
  261. Playing The Recovery With Consumer Discretionary

    October 29, 2009
    If the economy is coming back these ETFs will do well.
  262. Radio Shack Shows Up The Naysayers

    October 29, 2009
    Radio Shack surpassed expectations and gave investors hope that they will have a profitable holiday season.
  263. Holiday Hope For Hasbro

    October 22, 2009
    Due to the recession, Christmas season won't be a happy time for all toymakers, but Hasbro is in a better position than most.
  264. Time To Try Skechers On For Size?

    October 13, 2009
    Skechers has had a good run, but any misstep may cause the stock to stumble.
  265. Invest Like You Want To Own

    October 13, 2009
    The benefits of stock investing are maximized by those who are looking to get rich gradually.
  266. Retailers Bracing For Another Unfestive Holiday

    October 12, 2009
    Will this holiday season's shopping habits be more of the same?
  267. Costco Needs A Discount

    October 9, 2009
    Compared to its competitors, Costco's earnings multiple is just too high.
  268. Try On Columbia Sportswear

    October 9, 2009
    Columbia is till havign a tough time selling its higher-end product.
  269. Is PetSmart A Smart Buy?

    October 8, 2009
    PetSmart's potential may take some time to build. But for patient investors, this could pay off in a big way.
  270. Bed Bath Must Go Beyond

    September 28, 2009
    Bed Bath has a number of appealing store franchises, but it will be some time before sales are significant.
  271. Collective Brands Deserves A Pass

    September 8, 2009
    Collective's most recent quarterly results look promising, but don't count out the other footwear suppliers.
  272. Don't Be Tempted By The "Worst In Breed"

    September 7, 2009
    We take a look at three "worst in breed" stocks that have earned the title.
  273. The Little Consumer Company That Could

    September 4, 2009
    The market crashes have made it unlikely that consumers will engage in their free spirited spending ways of yesteryear.
  274. The Private Label Credit Card Game

    September 1, 2009
    Charming Shoppes just sold its credit card program to Alliance Data Systems for $110 million. These programs are worth a ...
  275. Big Lots - A Big Bargain?

    August 26, 2009
    In this economy, chains like Big Lots look positive to succeed.
  276. Time To Shop Sears?

    August 25, 2009
    Sears's latest quarterly earnings aren't impressing just yet.
  277. Walmart Does More With Less

    August 14, 2009
    Walmart's domestic stores are holding up well and its international prospects remain bright.
  278. Is Dick's Looking Sporty?

    August 14, 2009
    Dick's is ahead of earnings estimates - but is this the right time to buy?
  279. Drug Store Shopping

    August 13, 2009
    The best drug store investment lies north of the border in Canada. Here are some of the reasons why Shoppers Drug Mart is ...
  280. The Stock Market Vs. Stocks

    August 6, 2009
    Now more than ever, investors need to concentrate on separating fact from fiction.
  281. Time To Tune Into Radio Shack

    July 22, 2009
    Radio Shack's sharp rebound and proven record of beating expectations should make investors pay attention.
  282. Time To Take A Run At Skechers?

    July 20, 2009
    Skechers beaten expectation for three straight quarters, but is now the time to get involved?
  283. Kroger: Right Stock, Right Price

    July 14, 2009
    Kroger is as safe a bet in the retailing industry as investors are likely to find these days.
  284. Time To Buck Up And Buy Family Dollar

    July 13, 2009
    FDO isn't getting too much attention, but it should be.
  285. Walgreen A Drugstore Stand-Out

    July 8, 2009
    Walgreen's June sales show that though it may be bumpy in the short-term, its long-term prospects look promising.
  286. PetSmart Tosses Shareholders A Bone

    June 29, 2009
    Retail stores that carry pet supplies are not all the same. Is PetSmart confident enough to lead the pack?
  287. Best Buy Remains Profitable

    June 18, 2009
    Best Buy is demonstrating that it can easily stay profitable in a terrible retail environment.
  288. Institutional Investors: Follow The Leader

    June 18, 2009
    We take a look at five top stocks that are currently being held by institutional investors.
  289. Retailers: The Best Versus The Rest

    June 12, 2009
    Shares of retail stock have staged an impressive rally over the past three months as the S&P 500 has moved up over 30%.
  290. Some Bargains Still Reign Supreme

    June 4, 2009
    Are former discounters and value-oriented stires liek Wal-Mart and Target being collectively challenged by the smaller players?
  291. Food For Spot

    May 25, 2009
    Specialty pet supplies retailer PetSmart may have a niche client base, but larger chains - like Wal-Mart and Target - have ...
  292. EDLP To Stay En Vogue At Wal-Mart

    May 19, 2009
    Wal-Mart is about as safe an investment as can be found in retailing these days.
  293. Bed Bath Investors Beyond Relieved

    April 10, 2009
    At current share prices, investors of this home furnishings retailer may want to consider taking some chips off the table.
  294. Time To Try On Gap?

    April 7, 2009
    Gap's low P/E makes it one of a few promising retail stocks that investors should investigate.
  295. Time To Shop Retail

    April 6, 2009
    With retail stocks up over 6% this year, now's the time to buy.
  296. Time To Shop For Williams Sonoma?

    March 25, 2009
    Williams Sonoma has shown some promising results, but recent forecasts might keep investors from bottom fishing.
  297. Pawn Shops A Good Recessionary Plan

    March 17, 2009
    Pawn companies like CSH may offer a promising year for investors looking for a steady increase throughout 2010.
  298. Staples Sticks It To The Competition

    March 13, 2009
    Staples characterized 2008 as “the most challenging” in its history but is still doing better than most in its sector.
  299. Consumers Pull Back From Costco

    March 6, 2009
    This discount retailer is finding that much of its merchandise mix is not necessity.
  300. Companies That Have Cleared The Bar

    February 24, 2009
    There is no guarantee that a company that exceeds estimates will do so again. However, sometimes they are worth follow-up ...
  301. Low Investment Risk From Low-Cost Wal-Mart

    February 20, 2009
    Investors in Wal-Mart can expect a high single-digit annual return on investments for the foreseeable future.
  302. What's New At Jarden

    February 17, 2009
    A look at whether Jarden's stock is still a value trap.
  303. Is Retail The Place To Be?

    February 9, 2009
    Retailers that sell goods at favorable prices and/or in bulk have the potential to fare well as consumers stretch their dollar.
  304. Searching For Value Amid Software Layoffs

    January 30, 2009
    A look at how layoffs affect the stock value of a short list of application software providers.
  305. Online Retailer's Core Segment Has Top-Line Issues

    January 26, 2009
    Online retailer eBay has top-line issues in its namesake marketplace but posted an overall 18% net profit margin in Q4.
  306. Bed Bath & Beyond Boring

    January 9, 2009
    Bed Bath & Beyond third-quarter earnings recap - the good, bad and ugly.
  307. Wal-Mart Lowers The Bar, Stays On Top

    January 9, 2009
    Wal-Mart lowered the earnings bar, but it's still way ahead of its competitors.
  308. Bed Bath & Beyond: Too Much Risk, Too Few Customers

    December 5, 2008
    The retailer slashed third quarter guidance and now expects same-store sales to decline 5.6%.
  309. Staples Pins Down The Competition

    December 5, 2008
    The office supply company is expected to hold its lead as it weathers global economic turmoil.
  310. The Pros Of Conn's

    December 1, 2008
    Conn's third quarter brought some bad weather - both literal and figurative - but this retailer is a survivor.
  311. Foot Locker A Bad Fit For This Economy

    November 27, 2008
    Foot Locker couldn't meet estimates in its third quarter. It could be a long, cold winter for this footwear retailer.
  312. AnnTaylor Gets A Dressing Down

    November 26, 2008
    AnnTaylor saw a big drop in third-quarter sales. Learn if there is a bottom fishing opportunity to be had.
  313. This Dead Money Has A Pulse

    November 20, 2008
    Downward retail trends will eventually reverse, but Nordstrom stock will likely move before tangible signs of a turnaround ...
  314. J.C. Penney Weathers Storm For Brighter Future

    November 20, 2008
    Despite a third quarter earnings hit, J.C. Penney looks toward some positives.
  315. Wal-Mart Guns For Global Growth

    November 18, 2008
    Wal-Mart earnings see help from Sam's Club, a sharp decrease in fuel prices and international exposure.
  316. Ghost Of Christmas Past Haunts Wall Street

    November 17, 2008
    Retail stocks look like a bad investment right now, but there is a reason to hang onto these lumps of coal.
  317. Dick's Stock Tumbles Offside

    November 12, 2008
    Dick's stock plummets following lowered Wedbush Morgan rating.
  318. Herbalife Thrives On Healthy Living Trend

    November 6, 2008
    The company's solid Q3 results and still-healthy outlook for '09 indicate shares are a good value.
  319. Hanesbrands Gets Hosed

    November 3, 2008
    Hanesbrands's third quarter earnings release shows signs of struggle
  320. Columbia's Toasty Guidance

    October 29, 2008
    Despite shrinking sales and earnings numbers, Columbia Sportswear released positive third quarter guidance.
  321. Five Reasons Old Navy Must Go

    October 22, 2008
    Make Old Navy walk the plank before this business drags the rest of the company down with it.
  322. Children's Place Not Immune To Slowdown

    October 13, 2008
    Children's Place kept September same-store sales flat. That's no easy task in this environment, but the company still looks ...
  323. Costco Drives A Hard Bargain

    October 10, 2008
    A recap of the October 8 earnings announcement from Costco, which is proving to be relatively immune to North American economic ...
  324. Wolverine No Cowering Kitten

    October 3, 2008
    Growth has slowed for now, but even slightly better earnings growth could translate to a much stronger stock price.
  325. Best Buy: One-Out-Of-Two Will Have To Do

    September 17, 2008
    Has the downturn in consumer spending hit this huge electronics retailer?
  326. Big Lots Achieves Big Numbers

    August 29, 2008
    Closeout retailer Big Lots beat earnings estimates, increased guidance and improved sales. Who could ask for anything more?
  327. Best, And Worst, Of Times For High-End Retail

    August 29, 2008
    Can retailers specializing in high-end non-essentials keep growing during economic downturn?
  328. TJX Companies An Unlikely Oil Inflation Hedge

    July 29, 2008
    Back-to-school shopping is around the corner, and consumers have more cash thanks to a break in oil prices. Discount king ...
  329. Retail Bears For July 29

    July 29, 2008
    A slowing economy has crippled the retail sector. With oil prices falling, however, there might be hope in sight.
  330. Add Costco To Your Shopping List (COST)

    July 22, 2008
    Sometimes there is just no pleasing a bear market. Costco's results have been stellar, yet the shares are lagging.
  331. Don't Sell Gaiam Short

    July 8, 2008
    Lifestyle company Gaiam has been swarmed by short sellers, but investors willing to keep an open mind will find a quality ...
  332. PEGY With A Value Twist

    July 2, 2008
    Add a margin of safety to your PEG calculations by using price/sales and dividend yield. We'll look at a ten-stock portfolio.
  333. Bed Bath & Beyond The Earnings Surprise

    July 1, 2008
    The retailer beat estimates for earnings and sales, but the real story doesn't have a happy ending. Margins are decreasing ...
  334. Five Stocks For Barbecue Season

    June 26, 2008
    Add some sizzle to your portfolio this summer. We examine five stocks that should to well as thoughts turn to the grill.
  335. Sears Shows Its Softer Side In Q1

    June 3, 2008
    Revenue and sales both dropped during the latest quarter, and a withering cash position is leaving investors with little ...
  336. Survival Of The 'Fitchest'

    May 21, 2008
    Abercrombie & Fitch managed to post a revenue gain and improve margins despite the harsh consumer spending environment.
  337. April Retail Sales Impress, Troubling Trends Remain

    May 9, 2008
    Wal-Mart led the retail charge. High-end retailers did well too, but this performance was driven by discounts and looks too ...
  338. Dillard's: Retail Activism 101

    April 8, 2008
    Two activist hedge funds chalked up another victory, this time against Dillard's. Four new board members will push the activist's ...
  339. TJX's Marginal Improvement Nothing To Brag About

    February 22, 2008
    The retailer boasted about its small increase in gross margins, but many competitors produce vastly superior margins without ...
  340. Wal-Mart Solid, Stable And Nothing Special

    February 21, 2008
    Wal-Mart's profit rose 4% and beat analyst estimates, but gloomy 2008 predictions mean there is nothing to get excited about.
  341. What Would J.C. Do? (JCP)

    February 13, 2008
    Faced with shrinking sales and lower earnings, J.C. Penney made a bold move by dumping its middle class roots and shifting ...
  342. Even Discount Retailers Feeling The Pinch (WMT, TGT)

    February 12, 2008
    Lower-than-expected same store sales from Wal-Mart and Target are painting a negative picture for the economy.
  343. Bed & Bath's Q3 Gives Reason For Worry Beyond (BBBY)

    January 18, 2008
    Shares are trading at a five-year low, but Q3 numbers suggest that this stock may not be a bargain.
  344. Five Stocks To Watch On Black Friday

    November 23, 2007
    Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and the sale can make or break a quarter. Here's five stocks ...
  345. Bed Bath & Beyond Pours A Tepid Q2 (BBBY)

    October 3, 2007
    With rivals struggling and lukewarm earnings of its own, is there any long-term upside for Bed Bath & Beyond?
  346. Stay Off The Pier (PIR)

    September 27, 2007
    Home furnishings retailer Pier 1 missed Q2 estimates by a nickel. The stock looks shaky now, but a long-term turnaround is ...
  347. Raining On Pathmark's Special Day (PTMK)

    September 24, 2007
    Rival grocers Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea and Pathmark are set to merge, we explore whether this marriage truly makes sense.
  348. Sears Struggling As Profit Shrivels (SHLD)

    September 6, 2007
    The retailer's net profit plunged 40% for the quarter. Does Eddie Lampert have any magic left?
  349. Children's Place Not The Place To Play (PLCE)

    August 31, 2007
    The children's clothing retailer recently lowered its guidance for the second half of the year.
  350. Time To Snap Out Of Snap-On? (SNA)

    August 23, 2007
    The tool maker is coming off a solid second quarter. Is it time for investors to take profits off the table?
  351. Price Was Never Wal-Mart's Problem (WMT)

    August 20, 2007
    Wal-Mart is cutting prices to improve foot traffic and drive comps, but the solution isn't that simple.
  352. Foot Locker Stinks (FL)

    August 3, 2007
    The footwear retailer is coming off a lousy Q2 and there is little hope in sight. Investors should steer clear of the stock.
  353. Whole Foods Slowly Going Rotten (WFMI)

    August 3, 2007
    Whole Foods' Q3 earnings were mediocre at best, and it's now set the bar too high for future growth.
  354. There's More To Apple Than The iPhone (AAPL)

    July 31, 2007
    Sales of Macintosh computers boosted Apple's fiscal third quarter results well beyond expectations.
  355. Sears Slashes Earnings Expectations (SHLD)

    July 11, 2007
    Sears recently lowered its Q2 guidance dramatically, and the worst may still be left to come.
  356. Limited Brands Narrows Its Focus (LTD)

    July 10, 2007
    Limited Brands is selling its Limited stores so it can concentrate on its Victoria's Secret and bath business.
  357. A Limited Response (LTD)

    June 26, 2007
    After a poor Q1, Limited Brands announced a round of job cuts and share buybacks. The stock didn't jump as expected.
  358. Pier 1's Woes A Blessing In Disguise (PIR)

    June 18, 2007
    Pier 1 was recently upgraded Goldman Sachs - where is the stock headed now?
  359. Wal-Mart Scaling Back Growth (WMT)

    June 6, 2007
    Wal-Mart announced plans to reduce the number of supercenters it will open this year.
  360. Payless Earning More (PSS)

    June 5, 2007
    Payless is coming off a solid Q1, and its fundamentals suggest earnings should only get better from here.
  361. A Limited Short-Term Outlook (LTD)

    May 25, 2007
    Victoria's Secret parent, LTD, has a solid long-term future, but faces many problems right now.
  362. Don't Jump Into JC Penney... Yet (JCP)

    May 23, 2007
    JC Penney recently reported solid Q1 results, but tough times ahead could hurt the stock.
  363. Time To Bail On Dollar Tree? (DLTR)

    May 22, 2007
    Dollar Tree is coming off a solid quarter, but there are valid reasons to consider selling the stock.
  364. A Mediocre Read (BKS)

    May 22, 2007
    Despite being a big-name bookseller, Barnes and Noble is having trouble competing with big-box and internet only businesses.
  365. Foot Locker Trims Q1 Earnings Guidance (FL)

    May 14, 2007
    Foot Locker faces stiff competition in the retail sportswear business; it has a plan in place, but could suffer in the near ...
  366. Liz Gets Crushed (LIZ)

    May 4, 2007
    Liz Claiborne's stock dropped 17% after the company missed first-quarter earnings estimates by a wide margin.
  367. Circuit City's Woes Continue (CC)

    May 2, 2007
    Circuit City revised its earnings guidance downward -- what does this mean for the company?
  368. Not Too Fond Of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)

    April 16, 2007
    Bed Bath & Beyond just released Q4 numbers -- so now where is the stock headed?
  369. Tying The Knot (KNOT)

    April 12, 2007
    Can a niche player web portal like "The Knot" outperform its bigger peers like Google and Yahoo?
  370. Sabre Provides Insight into What PE Firms Look For (TSG)

    April 2, 2007
    Sabre, the well-known travel firm, has accepted a buyout offer from two private equity firms.
  371. The Economic Picture is Cloudy at Best

    March 27, 2007
    A look at the overall state of the economy and what's in store for investors going forward.
  372. Kroger Headed Higher (KR)

    March 13, 2007
    Kroger recently released its Q4 earnings, positively surprising the Street.
  373. The Advantages of Going Private

    March 6, 2007
    A look inside the advantages of private equity deals, and what stocks may be prime targets for PE firms going forward.
  374. Go On, Take the Money and Run (FD)

    February 28, 2007
    Despite strength in its recent quarterly numbers, FD shares might not be such a hot item to own going forward.
  375. Guard Your Portfolio Against the Possibility of War in Iran

    February 23, 2007
    Nobody wants a war in Iran, but investors need to protect their portfolios in case the worst case scenario does occur.
  376. Minding The Gap (GPS)

    January 15, 2007
    Despite recent buzz about a potential buyout, investors should wait until The Gap goes on sale before snapping up some shares.
  377. Steer Clear of The Toys This Holiday Season (HAS, MAT)

    December 20, 2006
    These two toy makers appear to be setting up for a bit of a disappointing holiday season.
  378. Nike No Longer The Top Banana (NKE)

    October 3, 2006
    While Nike managed beat estimates with its recent quarterly performance, are the glory days over for the footwear mogul?
  379. Wal-Mart's Discount Pharmacy A Bitter Pill For Competitors? (WMT)

    September 25, 2006
    Wal-Mart's new discount pharmacies look poised to take a bite out of big pharma's business, but are they really that potent?
  380. Peering Into Pier 1 Imports (PIR)

    September 7, 2006
    Pier 1 presents a value investing opportunity as it struggles to remake itself.
  381. Doing My Homework (JDSU, COST, SHLD)

    September 5, 2006
    Glenn guides you through a detailed analysis that can help you better understand the market at large. Part one.
  382. Fully-Clothed Retailers May Be Hard to Spot

    July 10, 2006
    With the fall clothing season fast approaching, a few firms may be left out in the cold.
  383. Taking Beverages to the Extreme

    October 14, 2005
    One of the hotest markets in the US over the last five years has been energy drinks. But can the growth continue?
  384. The Most Important Metric You Forgot

    October 4, 2005
    The cash conversion cycle (or cash cycle) is one of the best early-warning systems available to you. Let's take a closer ...
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